Gov. Malloy: CT ready to assist in marathon bombing probe

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the state of Connecticut is ready to help Massachusetts and federal officials in the investigation of the bombing that killed at least two people at the Boston Marathon today.

It’s uncertain if the bombing — at least two explosives went off in the same vicinity — were a terrorist attack. Different media reports indicate a man who was hospitalized due to the incident, or a man who was acting suspiciously near the explosion scene and tackled by an onlooker as he tried to leave, could be a person of interest by law enforcement.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Massachusetts during this difficult time,” Malloy said in a statement issued Monday evening.

“Connecticut’s law enforcement officials and emergency responders are in close contact with their counterparts both in Massachusetts and with federal homeland security officials as we continue to receive information about the horrific events in Boston,” Malloy said. “We will offer our full support to our neighboring state and assist in any way we can.”